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Backstage in Kahlil Joseph’s Wizard of the Upper Amazon   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Henry Taylor at Blum & Poe September 10th - November 5th
Posted 10/5/16
After a Bob Marley concert in 1979 at the Santa Barbara County Bowl, the artist Henry Taylor found himself backstage, seated next to the legend himself. Eyes closed, Marley sat silent in meditation for twenty minutes before engaging Taylor in what felt like an hour-long conversation. What was exchanged between them is unknown, but the memory stayed with Taylor forever. Kahlil Joseph’s new film and installation Wizard of the Upper Amazon (WOTUA), which accompanies Taylor’s three-room ex... [more]
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Henry Taylor Filters Life Through Portraiture   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Henry Taylor at Untitled New York March 1st, 2015 - April 4th, 2015
Posted 3/24/15
Near the entrance of Untitled Gallery on the Lower East Side is a slab of concrete with a shovel stuck into it. Chair legs and wire sprout off the shovel, as do branches wrapped in stretched pantyhose like wings on an urban angel. The shovel’s handle fits into the mouth of a plastic bottle shaped like a fuel container, painted black to resemble an African mask. On the adjacent wall hangs an antique wooden mirror frame, which now holds a hand-drawn Confederate flag found by the artist. Two toy... [more]
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Havoc and Happenings   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Henry Taylor at Galerie Carlos Cardenas March 14th, 2009 - April 11th, 2009
Posted 3/28/09
Henry Taylor’s work is happening. It is happening on boxes and cigarette packs, beer cases and canvases, too, and if you are reading this in Los Angeles in April, it’s probably happening there now. Conceived in three-parts, this exhibition presents the full compass of Taylor’s practice: in New York, his paintings; in Paris, recent sculptures and painted works on boxes; and in LA, his studio itself, transposed in its brimming, full-functioning entirety to the Melser&Hug gallery space. If... [more]
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